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I have begun a compilation of professional audio equipment suppliers as a general resource. It's an incomplete resource as of today (August 20, 2012) but there is room to grow. I have listed Gotham Audio and Pro-Sound in the East, Trew Audio in the Central region, Trew (again) in Canada and The Audio Department, Trew/Coffey and Location Sound in the West.

There are other candidates for inclusion, like Mary Atias (ATS Communications) in Maryland and Vark Audio, also in Maryland, and, no doubt, some others. I held off in this initial attempt at a list since I think there should be some ground rules for inclusion and I didn't want to assume the responsibility for doing all the vetting. And, I think that participants in other countries should help to expand the list to Europe and Australia and the Far East.

To be on the list, I believe that the resource should be a full-service shop. It should be an authorized dealer for most of the primary equipment used by location audio professionals. That's an ever-evolving list but would certainly include Lectrosonics, Sound Devices, Zaxcom, Sennheiser, Schoeps, Neumann, Rode, Sanken, Aaton, Portabrace, Petrol and others of that ilk. No shop will have every brand, of course, but a full service shop ought to have many lines to offer and compare.

Part of being a full-service shop is offering a range of services. So, it should offer not just sales but also repairs, rentals, custom cable fabrication and related services.

All of the facilities in this list provide all those services, have knowledgeable sales people and equipment specialists and can provide comprehensive assistance to anyone seeking to purchase or upgrade a recording system.

I posted here, rather than in the equipment section, because I regard this as a general resource, not simply about equipment. It's my thinking that this thread should be "frozen" so that it is readily available and so new visitors to the site, seeking general advice, may be easily directed.

David

The first draft of the list follows in a separate post.

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The full resource list of SOUND SHOPS is available now under the "resource" tab on this site

- take a look at the Usual Suspects -

Thank You, David, for putting this altogether. I will work on putting up the list of books and reading material to go along with this outstanding directory of full service sound shops. As David updates this post, I will update the listings on the RESOURCE page.

- Jeff Wexler, CAS

EQUIPMENT RESOURCES AND SUPPLIERS

EAST COAST

Gotham Sound and Communications

330 West 38th Street

Ground Floor #105

New York, NY 10018

Phone

Toll Free: 866 GOTHAM-8 (866 468-4268)

Local: 212 629-9430

After-Hours: (917) 267-2375

Fax: 212 629-9436

Web:

http://www.gothamsou...om/homepage.php

e-mail:

sales@gothamsound.com

rentals@gothamsound.com

customerservice@gothamsound.com

techsupport@gothamsound.com

servicedept@gothamsound.com

webmaster@gothamsound.com

jobs@gothamsound.com

Professional Sound Services

311 West 43rd. Street, Suite #1110

New York, NY 10036

Phone

212-586-1033

Toll Free: 800-883-1033

FAX: 212-586-0970

Web:

http://www.pro-sound.com/

e-mail

sales@pro-sound.com

rental@pro-sound.com

service@pro-sound.com

marketing@pro-sound.com

accounting@pro-sound.com

shipping@pro-sound.com

TAI Audio

5828 Old Winter Garden Rd.

Orlando, FL 32835

Phone

(407) 296-9959

Toll Free: (800) 486-6444 (outside Florida)

Web:

http://www.taiaudio.com/

sales@taiaudio.com rental@taiaudio.com service@taiaudio.com info@taiaudio.com admin@taiaudio.com

CENTRAL

Trew Audio Nashville

220 Great Circle Rd, Ste 116

Nashville,TN 37228

Phone

800 241-8994

615 256-3542

Web:

http://www.trewaudio.com/

e-mail:

Use the contact page from the Trew Audio site:

http://www.trewaudio.com/contact/

Trew Audio Nashville is the home office with branches in Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver

CANADA

Audio Services Corp (Canada) Ltd.

1545 The Queensway

Toronto, ON

M8T 1Z8

Canada

(416)251-5409

http://www.audioservicescanada.com/

Trew Audio Toronto

17 Carlaw Avenue, Unit 4

Toronto,ON M4M2R6

866 778-8739

416 778-0656

See also information about Trew Audio Nashville above

Trew Audio Vancouver

3737 Napier Street

Burnaby,BC V5C3E4

877 333-9122

604 299-9122

See also information about Trew Audio Nashville above

WEST COAST

The Audio Department

2700 West Burbank Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91505

Phone

818-566-6526

818-566-6516 FAX

877-566-6526 Toll Free

Web:

http://audiodept.com/

e-mail

sales@audiodept.com

rental@audiodept.com

support@audiodept.com

Coffey Sound: A Trew Audio Co.

3325 Cahuenga Blvd. West

Los Angeles,CA 90068

888 293-3030

323 876-7525

See also information about Trew Audio Nashville above

Location Sound Corporation

10639 Riverside Dr.

North Hollywood, CA 91602

Phone

(818) 980-9891

Toll Free (Outside CA only): (800) 228-4429

Main Fax: (818) 980-9911

Rental Fax: (818) 980-7932

Web:

http://www.locationsound.com/index.php

e-mail:

salesdept@locationsound.com

rentaldept@locationsound.com

servicedept@locationsound.com

information@locationsound.com

Wilcox Communications

7680 Clybourn Ave. - Unit B

Sun Valley, CA 91352

Phone

(818) 504-0507

Web

http://www.wilcoxsound.net/

email

info@wilcoxsound.net

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

These facilities may not be completely full-featured but they offer particular value to the communities they serve. For instance, Audio Resource in Honolulu, while not a major source for production equipment, nevertheless fulfills an important role as a resource on the island.

Audio Resource Honolulu

1750 Kalakaua Avenue #201

Honolulo, Hawaii 96826

(Mailing/Office address only, contact for studio location)

phone 808-944-9400

web: http://audioresourcehonolulu.com/

email:

information @ audioresourcehonolulu.com

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Lemac Australia

MELBOURNE

2 Griffiths Street, Richmond VIC, Australia 3121

T: +613 9429 8588

F: +613 9428 3336

E: lemac@lemac.com.au

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SYDNEY

14-16 Punch Street, Artarmon NSW, Australia 2064

T: +612 9438 4488

F: +612 9438 3399

E: sydney.reception@lemac.com.au

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BRISBANE

Rentals: 5 Exhibition Street, Bowen Hills QLD, Australia 4006

Sales: 37 Brookes Street, Bowen Hills QLD, Australia 4006

Same building, different addresses and entrances!

T: +617 3252 9777

F: +617 3252 9877

E:brisbanesales@lemac.com.au

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Found these in a thread.

Sound Man Richard Patton Location Sound ltd 2010 ISBN 978 0 9866077 0 7

Location Sound Bible Ric Viers Michael Wiese Productions 2012 ISBN 978 1 61593 120

-Sounddguy

Producing Great Sound for Digital Video

by Jay Rose

published by CMP Books [iSBN 1578202086]

Audio Postproduction for Digital Video

by Jay Rose

published by CMP Books [iSBN 1578201160]

Sound for Film and Television

by Tomlinson Holman

published by Focal Press [iSBN 0240804538]

Sound for Digital Video

by Tomlinson Holman

published by Focal Press [iSBN 0240807200]

Sound for Picture

by Tom Kenny

published by Artistpro [iSBN 0872887243]

The Foley Grail: The Art of Performing Sound for Film, Games, and Animation

by Vanessa Theme Ament

published by Focal Press [iSBN 0240811259]

Sound-On-Film: Interviews with Creators of Film Sound

by Vincent LoBrutto

published by Praeger [iSBN 0275944433]

Roll Sound: A Practical Guide for Location Audio

by John Fielden

published by CreateSpace [iSBN 1450549837]

Location Audio Simplified

by Dean Miles

http://www.locationa...simplified.com/

The Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound

by David L. Yewdall

published by Focal Press [iSBN 0240802888]

Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures: A Guide to the Invisible Art

by John Purcell

published by Focal Press [iSBN 0240809181]

Each of these has tons of information on the subject, specific techniques, solutions for problems, the history of the technological developments, and the theory behind good practices. For a student leaning towards location sound, I would read the latter four books first. Be warned that, like all books on technology, these tend to go out of date very quickly. Be sure to get the latest editions, if newer ones are available.

There's also a good bibliography at this link:

http://www.filmsound...hy/littlist.htm

Bear in mind that nothing is better than practical experience, especially working alongside someone who's done this for years and knows what he or she is doing.

--Marc W.

(If you want to incorporate books)

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